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Malaysia reopens border fully to foreign tourists after 2 years

Unvaccinated air travelers can enter, but all arrivals need negative PCR test

Travelers await check-in at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on April 1.   © AP

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reopened its borders on Friday to allow quarantine-free travel and tourism after two years, as the country transitions to treating COVID-19 as endemic.

The reopening also allows family and friends to meet again and eases shortages of badly needed foreign labor. But all air travelers must show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of their departure.

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